The Disposable Society
I WAS DOWN at the county dump the other day, where I was astounded to see a huge pile of discarded shiny refrigerators and other late-model appliances. One might imagine the very phrase “pile of refrigerators” to be an oxymoron — that is, a phrase that contradicts itself. But I assure you it is not: The trash heap that I saw was an ugly and very unpleasant reality.
Recovering from my astonishment, I took out my cell phone and attempted to snap a photo of the marvel, but an employee stepped in and told me photographing the dump was against county regulations. So I consulted an Internet search engine when I returned home, and was further surprised to discover a huge page of images that come up if you look for “pile of refrigerators.” One of these stock photographs is reproduced here.
The image of a pile of discarded appliances is emblematic of the disposable society in which we live. These are not ancient, rusted antiques, 20 or 30 years old, that have outlived their usefulness after decades of service, or that have outdated technology that has been superseded. Rather, they are relatively new devices that have worn out after only a few years’ use.
Things are not made to endure in our money-driven, capitalist consumer society. Rather than manufacture high quality goods that are meant to last, the policy these days is to manufacture cheap, inexpensive, low-quality goods that wear out quickly — and need to be replaced by newer models.
We ride around in disposable cars and trucks, and wear disposable clothes and shoes. Disposable houses and apartment buildings are constructed, filled with disposable furniture and disposable appliances. If something is broken, just throw it out! Do not bother to fix it or to find a replacement part for a worn-out component. When was the last time you saw a television repair shop?
And it is not just our material goods that have become disposable junk: We have junk food, junk music, junk paintings, junk sculpture, junk politicians, junk television, junk films, junk religion, junk education, and junk values. Truly, we live in a disposable, junk culture!
One result has been a great increase in people who live low-quality lives. They engage in disposable relationships, which on occasion result in disposable children. For what else is “abortion on demand,” but the disposal of “inconvenient” fetuses? Thus human life – White life – is reduced in value to the equivalent of an empty milk carton.
We can trace the immediate source of this lamentable trend back to the post-World War II era in the United States. Automobile manufacturers were faced with a choice: They could make high quality vehicles that would last for 30 years, and charge a huge amount for them; or they could make inexpensive vehicles of inferior quality that would last five or six years, and then need replacement. Their business model projected maximum profits for vehicles that could be produced cheaply and wear out fast. How many 30-year-old cars do you see driving around today? It is unlikely that the capitalist overlords gave any thought to what long-term effects this policy would have on the environment. Nor did the relative safety of high-quality vs. low-quality automobiles factor into their dollars-and-cents calculations.
Previously, the idea of quality workmanship was the standard to which every manufacturer aspired, to one degree or another. But in the post-World War II era, this ideal was rendered obsolete. Goods were designed to wear out after a given period of time. The capitalists even came up with a snazzy term for this policy: “planned obsolescence.” Cheaply made ticky-tack quickly replaced quality workmanship in all facets of manufacturing. And in time, not just material goods, but every segment of society became infected. The ideal of classic quality was replaced by the desire to have things that were new, shiny, and novel.
This way of thinking quickly permeated all of American society, and from America it spread to Europe, like a contagious virus.
The origins of the value system that resulted in our disposable society go back to before the Second World War. Indeed, it is embedded in and integral to the basic values of an ideology sometimes called “Americanism,” that values quantity over quality in all things. The social-political manifestation of this notion is a fallacy that claims “all men are created equal.” Certainly, that was the most pernicious lie that was ever told! For if the attitude is adopted that all men are equal, then the very notion of “quality” itself becomes obsolete. Even the basic concept of racial quality, upon which our civilization is built, no longer has meaning under this mad scheme.
There was a society once that was the polar opposite of our disposable, junk society. A whole nation was built on the idea of placing quality before quantity in all things. The goal was not “more and newer,” but “better and higher.” This attitude was reflected not only in the manufacturing of material goods, but also in the realms of art and architecture, as well as in the social fabric of everyday life. Its ultimate expression was found in conceiving and rearing the next racial generation. The goal was for each new cohort of children to stand on a higher level than the preceding cohort: they were to be healthier, stronger, more intelligent, and more vibrant in every way.
The society that prioritized human, social, and material quality was National Socialist Germany. Truly, it was the high point of all Western civilization. Consequently, its defeat meant the defeat of civilization itself.
Today, the West is headed for the abyss. For the ultimate fate of our disposable society is for that society itself to be disposed of. And this will happen, sooner rather than later.
We call upon all White men and White women of quality, who are sickened to disgust by 21st century junk society, to separate themselves from the trash heap and join us in building a new order for Aryan mankind – we call upon them to join us in building National Socialism.
Comment on original posting by Aryan Beauty:
Disgusting, isn’t it?
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Source: Do Right and Fear No One